A Russian court on April 13, 2018 issued an order to block access to the messenger application Telegram in Russia. The measure came after the company's refusal to give Russian state security services access to its encrypted user messages. Photo: EPA
Christine Runnegar
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Eye on Asia by Christine Runnegar

Australia’s new telecom bill allowing law enforcement access to encrypted messages (like WhatsApp) could backfire

  • In Australia, companies that provide encrypted products and services are required to provide access to law enforcement under a new law recently passed by the nation’s Senate
  • The legislation adds up to inserting means of access in encrypted services which may end up creating vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers

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A Russian court on April 13, 2018 issued an order to block access to the messenger application Telegram in Russia. The measure came after the company's refusal to give Russian state security services access to its encrypted user messages. Photo: EPA
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